‘ JUDGE RULES DEMOCRACY ACTIVIST ZAINAB AL-KHAWAJA BE DETAINED FOR QUESTIONING FOR SEVEN DAYS FOR TEARING UP A PICTURE ‘

#AceNewsServices – BAHRAIN – October 15 – Bahraini authorities have ordered pro-democracy activist Zainab al-Khawaja to be detained for questioning for seven days, Reuters said, citing her lawyer.

Democracy Activist Zainab al-Khawaja

Democracy Activist Zainab al-Khawaja

A judge accused Zainab of insulting King Hamad by tearing up his picture.

Zainab, daughter of jailed activist Abdulhadi al-Khawaja, who is on hunger strike, appeared on Tuesday at an appeal hearing into two cases that date back to 2012, lawyer Mohammed al-Wasti said on Wednesday.

Bahraini authorities have not commented on the statement. Zainab, who is pregnant, became known for publishing news of the 2011 uprising on social media.

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